A breast reconstruction is an operation to rebuild a breast. This can be a result of cancer surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy), injury or in a breast that has never developed. The aim is to recreate the original shape and appearance of the breast and match it to the other side. This can be done at the same time as a mastectomy/lumpectomy or some time after the original surgery. As well as reconstructing the problem breast, we would also consider operating on the other breast to ensure that they are as symmetrical as possible.
A breast can be reconstructed using several techniques, depending on your wishes, how much tissue is missing and what spare tissue is available. It may involve more than one operation.
Once the breast is reconstructed a nipple reconstruction is performed, which is tattooed once this has also settled. For more information on each procedure please click on the relevant icon.
I offer the following reconstruction procedures for the breast: